The Moment Roy Williams Turned Down UNCIt was UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour's task to court and hire Roy Williams. We all know how it ended up in 2000: Williams declined, Matt Doherty was hired, and three years later Williams was pursued again and accepted. On the Carolina Insider Podcast, Baddour detailed his courtship of Williams and the exact moment Williams called to turn down UNC. (Inside Carolina)
Photos: UNC Men's Basketball Team Meets Their Pen PalsMembers of the North Carolina men's basketball team took time out of their offseason schedule on Thursday to meet with a group of their young pen pals. And despite one seemingly misled youth sporting a Duke sweatshirt, the players and kids all seemed to enjoy their time together.
Photo: Theo Pinson - "One of the loudest moments in the Smith Center"North Carolina graduating senior and 2017 national champion Theo Pinson calls his monster dunk in the Tar Heels' win over Duke in Chapel Hill this past season one of the loudest moments in the Smith Center he's ever heard.
Wayne Ellington would like another shot with Heat next seasonWayne Ellington isn’t sure what the future holds this summer, but given a choice, he would like to be back with the Miami Heat again next season. After producing the most three-pointers in NBA history off the bench and setting a new franchise-record for threes in a regular season (227), Ellington, 30, is bound to get a healthy raise this summer. (Miami Herald)
Aaron Rohlman comes full circle as Best & BrightestJust four years ago, Aaron Rohlman was being honored as one of The Gazette and The Star’s Best & Brightest. On Thursday, April 26, Rohlman will take part in honoring this year’s class as the featured speaker during a reception at the Schiele Museum. While Rohlman will be receiving his degree from UNC next month, his path has taken some unexpected turns. (Gaston Gazette)
Is UNC's Luke Maye ready for NBA? It'll be a blessing to find out, his father says.Luke Maye has been a star at UNC. Whether that will translate into an NBA career is still a question. By turning pro this spring without signing with an agent, Maye can explore what the NBA thinks of him without risking his remaining season of college eligibility. “There are always questions about his size,” said Mark Maye, Luke’s father and former UNC quarterback. (Charlotte Observer)
Podcast: Antonio Williams, Cam Johnson, Luke Maye, UNC Football Fan ExpectationsInside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley to cover a wide range of topics from the transfer in of Ohio State running back Antonio Williams, Cameron Johnson's decision to return, Luke Maye's decision to test the NBA Draft waters, and what UNC football fans should expect on a year in and year out basis. (Audioboom)
Kenny Smith: How TNT job has set me up for Knicks successKenny Smith may be a long-shot candidate for the Knicks’ coaching job, but he doesn’t sound like one — saying he believes he’s “ready’’ to run the Knicks. The TNT broadcasting mainstay, who won two NBA titles as a Rockets point guard, said his Knicks interview Friday was “fun,’’ and that he is awaiting word on whether he’s going to be a finalist. (New York Post)
Carolina Insider Podcast: Dick BaddourTuesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a candid interview with former University of North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for a must-listen discussion. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)
Photo: UNC Men's Basketball Team Looking Stylish at the Rammy AwardsThe 2017-2018 North Carolina men's basketball team and coaching staff got together one final time Monday night at the Rammy Awards, UNC Athletics' end-of-year banquet to celebrate the many accomplishments and talents of all the outstanding Tar Heel athletes over the past academic year.
Chansky’s Notebook: Luke Maye Is One Smart KidDo not fear, Luke Maye will be here next year. When you think about it, Luke Maye entering the NBA draft process makes perfect sense for the two-time all-academic honoree and first-team All-ACC and most improved player. He knows he is good, but brave enough to find out just how good. The only way to do that, of course, is by being evaluated by NBA personnel. (Chapelboro.com)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington. (GoHeels.com)
Luke Maye Enters NBA Draft ProcessUniversity of North Carolina junior forward Luke Maye has entered the 2018 NBA Draft process. He will not hire professional representation at this time. "This is a great opportunity for Luke," says UNC coach Roy Williams. "This is what the system is designed to do, which is provide players with an opportunity to workout with NBA teams and get feedback." (GoHeels.com)
Did a hip injury cost UNC’s Cameron Johnson the opportunity to test the NBA Draft waters?Cameron Johnson underwent a successful arthroscopic hip procedure up in Minnesota last week. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery before next season, which is great news. However, considering the timing, it’s interesting to speculate: Did that injury, and the necessary recovery time, cost Johnson the opportunity to test out the NBA pre-draft process? (ACC Sports Journal)
Inside The Numbers: Projecting Seventh WoodsNow that Joel Berry’s career in Carolina blue has ended, there's an opening at the point guard position. While many feel that 5-star incoming freshman Coby White will be the frontrunner to fill Berry’s shoes, rising junior Seventh Woods will also be in the mix. Let’s go inside the numbers on Woods’ UNC career, and highlight the areas he’ll need to improve. (Inside Carolina)
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